Thursday, 12 October 2017

Houghton Hall Park Visitor Centre Opens To Public 12th October

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Photo: ©A D Winter, Houghton Regis News Desk

The visitor centre at Houghton Hall Park, including the café, will open to the public at 10am on 12 October 2017. It includes space to hire for meetings/activities, a café, toilets and a heritage/discovery area for visitors to learn more about the history of Houghton Hall Park and Houghton Regis.

Four large natural play features have been installed around the park and will be opened to the public as soon as the necessary safety certification has been received.

The formal gardens are being well used and the kitchen garden has been very productive over the summer months. The gates from the main path into the kitchen garden have been fitted improving out of hour’s security.

Photo: ©A D Winter, Houghton Regis News Desk

Photo: ©A D Winter, Houghton Regis News Desk

A formal entrance gate from The Green is due to be installed. Volunteers have played a key role over the summer months in helping Jane Bonney, Head Gardener, to manage both gardens and it is good to see that volunteer numbers are increasing.

The new Houghton Hall Park team are now all in post: Rachel Orme (Park Manager), Robyn Godfrey (Activity Officer) and Jane Bonney (Head Gardener). They will be based at the visitor centre and within the gardens providing a weekday staff presence on site.

The park continues to host a number of regular events including buggy exercise and health walks twice a week and Xplorer events in the school holidays.

From last Sunday, a Junior Parkrun began to take place and will be a regular Sunday morning attraction at the park.

The opening of the visitor centre will enable the Activity programme to really be developed which Robyn will lead on.

Houghton Hall Park visitor centre is open as follows:
April – October
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 5:30pm

November – March
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 3:00pm

More : https://www.houghtonhallpark.org/home